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Late eagle lifts Matsuyama into share of Memorial lead

DUBLIN (AFP) – Hideki Matsuyama holed out for an eagle at the 17th as he surged into three-way tie for the first-round lead alongside Abraham Ancer and Joaquin Niemann at the Memorial on Thursday. The trio were tied on seven-under par 65 in the Jack Nicklaus-hosted event at Muirfield Village. ...

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SC annuls disqualification verdict against Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the disqualification verdict of Islamabad High Court (IHC) against former foreign minister Khawaja Asif. A three-member bench of Supreme Court headed by Justice Umer Ata Bandial heard the case. Khawaja Asif can now contest the upcoming general elections 2018. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf ...

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Nasir-ul-Mulk to take oath as caretaker PM today

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – Former Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice (retd) Nasir ul Mulk will take oath as caretaker Prime Minister (PM) today (Friday). According to details, the preparations have been completed as higher government officials have been forwarded invitations to participate in the ceremony. It is worth mentioning ...

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Former chief secretary Fazlur Rehman to be Sindh’s caretaker CM

KARACHI (Muslim Times) – The outgoing Sindh government and opposition have named former chief secretary Fazlur Rehman as Sindh caretaker chief minister. The decision was taken unanimously during a meeting between outgoing Sindh chief minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and opposition leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan in Karachi on late Thursday ...

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Uganda imposes tax on social media use

(Reuters) – Uganda’s parliament has imposed a tax on the use of social media in a bid to raise revenue but opponents of the law say it aims to stifle criticism of President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power since 1986. Users will be charged 200 shillings ($0.0531) per ...

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US Republicans fume over Trump’s steel tariffs on allies

(AFP) – Top congressional Republicans on Thursday attacked US President Donald Trump’s announced tariffs on steel from the European Union, Canada and Mexico, warning that punitive measures should be targeting China instead of America’s allies. “I disagree with this decision,” House Speaker Paul Ryan, the most influential Republican in Congress, ...

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